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PHYS 174: Quantum Physics

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of PHYS 172
AND
-Completion of or concurrent enrollment in MATH 163
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

This is the fourth course in a calculus-based physics sequence for students in engineering, mathematics, physics and chemistry. Topics include interference and diffraction, photons and matter waves, the Bohr atom, uncertainty principle, and wave mechanics. Laboratory activities stress development of measurement, observational, and analytical skills, and are based on lecture topics. Students will not receive credit for both PHYS 174 and PHYS 162. 2 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

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